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Learn how to play Kingdomino with easy to read rules

Learn how to play Kingdomino in less than 5 minutes with our easy to read summary and visual guide of the essential Kingdomino rules. Skip the rule book and get your game started fast.

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What is the goal?

  • KingDomino is a 2-4 player game where you are a King who seeks to expand his land (represented by the dominoes)
  • Players play a series of rounds
  • Each round, players pick different patterns of dominoes and try to connect them in a 5 X 5 grid
  • Players gain points by:
    • planning and forming patterns and
    • connecting key dominoes
  • The player with the highest score wins

Game set-up 

Kingdomino Game setup involves the following:

  • Assembling your 3D castles
  • Setting up starting King Pieces and tiles
  • Setting up Dominoes Drawing pile

Assemble 3D Castles

Kingdomino - Assemble 4 3D castles

Setting up starting King Pieces and tiles

Kingdomino 1

Setting up Dominoes Drawing pile

Kingdomino 2


Overview of gameplay:

Each round involves the players doing the following:

  • capture a piece of land/domino to add to their kingdom
  • connect their new piece to their existing pieces in a 5X5 grid
  • players continue each round till all the dominoes have been drawn
  • When the rounds end, players will score their pieces based on how they have placed their land/dominoes

Starting Round

1. Take 1st 4 dominoes from the draw pile

2. Line up dominoes

  • Line up vertically with terrain side down
  • Arrange with numbers in ascending order (lowest number at the top)
  • Flip over to expose terrain side
Line up dominoes - Kingdomino

3. Players claim dominoes

  • One player takes all 4 different coloured king pieces in hand
  • Randomly pulls pieces one at a time
  • Each King piece pulled indicates which player claims a domino
  • Player claims dominoes by putting their King Piece on them
Claim Dominoes - Kingdomino

4. Select and line up 4 new dominoes

  • Line up vertically, terrain side down, in ascending order, next to claimed dominoes
  • Flip new dominoes over
Kingdomino 4
Line up next set of dominoes

Subsequent Rounds

After the starting round, subsequent rounds involve players taking the following actions:

  1. Add your claimed domino to your Kingdom
  2. You choose a new domino from the next line
  3. When all players have added their dominoes to their Kingdom, another 4 dominoes are drawn to form the next line

1. Add claimed domino to your Kingdom

  • 5 X 5 rule
    Kingdom of dominoes cannot be more than 5 X 5 squares
  • Same terrain
    When connecting a domino to another domino, at least 2 connecting squares have the same terrain

Same terrain examples
Kingdomino 1

  • 4 sides of starting tile
    Any terrain can be connected to the 4 sides of the starting tile
  • Dominoes that do not fulfil connection rules
    If you cannot fulfil the connection rule, you need to discard the domino
  • If they can be placed, they must be placed
    Dominoes cannot be discarded if they can be placed in the Kingdom

2. Choose new domino from the next line

  • Once your domino is added to your kingdom, select a domino from the next line
  • Place King on top of domino to claim it
Claiming next domino - Kingdomino

3. Draw another 4 dominoes

When all players added dominoes to their kingdom:

  • Line up 4 dominoes vertically again, terrain side down, in ascending order
  • Flip over to start a new round
  • Use position in the line as new playing order

How do you win?

The player with highest points wins the game.


  • A kingdom is composed of different PROPERTIES (groups of connected, either horizontally or vertically, squares of the same type of landscape).
  • Each property\’s points are determined by the NUMBER OF SQUARES multiplied with the NUMBER OF SPECIFIC CROWNS
  • A property without a specific crown will give you no points.
  • Each player will add the points,the result is their final score.
Kingdomino 5

Kingdomino 2 Player Rules

  • Each player takes 2 King Meeples, 1 starting tile and 1 castle
  • Play with 24 randomly selected dominoes (half)
  • During the round, players select 2 dominoes with their 2 King Meeples
  • Order of 1st round is still random selection and order of subsequent rounds is determined by the order of kings in the line

Kingdomino 3 Player Rules

  • Each player takes 1 King Meeple, 1 starting tile and 1 castle
  • Play with 48 randomly selected dominoes 
  • Play as normal. Discard leftover domino every round.

Additional Game Variations

You can apply the following variations to make the game more challenging.

  • Mighty Duel
    For advanced players. Use all 48 dominoes and each player creates a 7 X 7 grid kingdom
  • Harmony
    Get 5 bonus points if player’s kingdom forms a complete grid (5 X 5 or 7 X 7) and no gaps
  • Middle Kingdom
    10 bonus points if the castle is in the centre of the kingdom. (Kingdom may have gaps
  • Dynasty
    Play 3 games in a row. Player with highest total wins.
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